You just scored the digits of your second hottest prospect on OKCupid and you're ready to start scheduling actual dates.
But don't start tapping away at that touchscreen just yet.
The good news is that flirting over text be learned.
And, for all you shy guys, flirting with text is easier to learn than in-person dating skills like bantering.
Text messaging isn't necessarily a tool of Satan, but there can be quite a bit of misinterpretation and miscommunication if not used correctly!
Texting is a great way to stay connected to someone you are madly in love with, and a convenient tool to touch base with casual or new dating partners.
The Rise of Texting For many people, texting is a major source of relationship communication.
People age 17 to 25 tend to text their romantic interests more than older individuals do (Coyne, Stockdale, Busby, Iverson, & Grant, 2011).
The one-word answer is akin to the smile and nod in face-to-face conversation.
It recognizes the person is talking, but allows you the freedom to completely zone out and instead focus on what's important to .
(I've never gotten past texting; I actually have no idea what real dating is like.) Trust me on this.
If you get a well-typed, thoughtful paragraph about her bad day or his dinner suggestions, the most impactful response is a nice "k." Or "cool." Or how about "ha." That one always works.
Worse, you run the risk of seeming of your texts, but no one has really gotten into the issue of how many texts is too many.